Ben Affleck and Matt Damon reunite on ‘The Trade’ Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have teamed up to develop The Trade. The true-life baseball and wife-swapping tale follows New York Yankees players Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich. During 1973 spring training, the players announced that they had traded wives. Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm writer Dave Mandel penned the script. Affleck will reportedly direct.